APM Code of Professional Conduct

The Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project profession, is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics for all project professionals. All individual APM members (irrespective of their grade) commit to the APM Code of Professional Conduct which sets out the standards of conduct expected by those working in the profession in line with the APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism.

How it works

The code is approved by the Board and was developed in consultation with people both within and outside the profession. It was first approved by the APM membership in the general meeting.

An assessor or a professional conduct committee may hear cases of an alleged breach of the code in line with the procedural rules. This allows APM to build public trust and assurance in the project management profession. Please read the procedural rules first if you are considering raising a professional conduct issue.

APM have also issued Indicative Sanctions Guidance which sets out the factors which an assessor or the professional conduct committee will determine in deciding what is an appropriate sanction for specific breaches of the Code.

Please use the complaint form to register a complaint against a member of APM.

When to use the disciplinary process

The disciplinary process relates specifically to apparent breaches in the Code of Professional Conduct.

A record of professional conduct decisions is available here.

For other general complaints, concerns and feedback, please click here.

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